ALBUM REVIEW: Blonde Redhead – Sit Down For Dinner | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 29.09.23

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is Blonde Redhead’s first album in eight years, yet it feels more immediately familiar than anything they’d recorded before. The New York trio are returning to the sound of early 1990s indie.

They belong to the same noisy pop lineage as bands such as Luna and Yo La Tengo – only slightly bolder and more definite. And their harmonies are arrestingly sweet, too. Kazu Makino and Amedeo Pace take turns in singing. I hadn’t heard so many love songs in a long time. People can still write them after all. Even when it becomes almost soppy I like it still. I like that Blonde Redhead’s songs should be so un-ironic, so directly, humanely heartfelt.

Their music reminds me of many things I’ve missed lately.

 

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